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comittment www.anniesgoathill.com

The most prominent virtue I gained in 2012 was the ability to be flexible without looking back.

Life and business thrives with an acceptance of change – one that allows us to merely become fluid any time it is necessary.

In 2012, I shut down my soap business and goat farm. It was not an easy shift, but to this day it is providing opportunities that I never imagined could exist.

I started The Creative Entrepreneur blog series in 2012. With the pivoting of business and writing gears, I found I could not devote myself to both my personal and series commitments.

In 2012, I also began writing several books, co-authored with Melissa Middleton of Vintage Body Spa. We published the first book of our series, Essential Soap Making, as an e-Book. We recently re-submitted the book to editing. It is being re-formatted as a book in print. The newly formatted book is within weeks of a publish date.

I have committed (myself) to publishing eight books in 2013. If you are raising your eyebrows at my lofty goal, trust me, so am I. Being flexible, as life continues to take amazing twists and turns, will lead to greater success. But committing to the writing goal, by just tying the knot that won’t come undone, is how it will be accomplished.

I hope you stay and witness my exciting journey ahead!

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foggy morning www.anniesgoathill.com

I am approaching the reality, and I may have even passed the first gate, that I am doing the things in life that I have nearly always desired to do.

The posts that I have written recently, one of which was You Are What You Pretend To Be, sent me into deep thought.

Who am I? What do I want to do?

One of my passions in life, as far back as I can remember, has been writing.  Over a countless number of years I wrote the beginnings of books, and scads of journals.  Sadly, I disposed of all of them.

I began writing blogs posts and found myself absorbed by what I was writing.  Time, and everything around me, slid away as I wrote.

Through a lot of self-talk (the little voice of self-talk can be so self-destructive), that said, “You have no right to do that,” “You are not qualified to write about that,” “You are not trained to do that (fill in the gaps),” I realized just the opposite.  Yes, I am justified.  Why? I have something to share.   And I can do it.  And I will do it.  Just be myself.

So, the real journey begins here.

I am in the process of starting an author’s blog.  I have never liked the idea of mixing non-soap related posts into this blog, but, of course, stop my own fingers from doing it.  Not! There is no turning that water tap off.  It is on permanent drip (with a reservoir behind the faucet)! And now, I am hearing (and very graciously), “Your writing is a part of what makes your soap special.”  You have a story to tell.  You put your heart into it.  I do.

So, I will not yank the plug at this blog.  I will still share.  I will also write at the new blog, and will link to it here very soon.

I have formed a lot of relationships through blog writing.  I hope you follow me through the new journey, wherever it leads.

Mary

Annie’s Goat Hill Handcrafted Soaps – where you can Smell and Feel the Goodness!

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